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Sen Dianne Feinstein had a Chinese SPY working for her for TWENTY YEARS!
[Right Scoop] Senator Dianne Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee with a top-secret clearance, had a Chinese spy working for her for twenty years in a just released report.

Here’s more from CBS San Francisco:
New details emerged Wednesday about how a mole for the government of communist China managed to stay by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s side for nearly 20 years.

It happened five years ago, but additional information is just surfacing about how the Bay Area senator’s office was infiltrated by a Chinese spy. On Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle uncovered additional details in a column written by reporters Phil Matier and Andy Ross.

The column revealed that the Chinese spy was Feinstein’s driver who also served as a gofer in her Bay Area office and was a liaison to the Asian-American community. He even attended Chinese consulate functions for the senator.

Feinstein ‐ who was Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time ‐ was reportedly mortified when the FBI told her she’d be infiltrated. Investigators reportedly concluded the driver hadn’t leaked anything of substance and Feinstein forced him to retire.
So apparently he wasn’t a very good spy if he never got access to anything of substance.
Substandard spy assigned to substandard Senator ?
The FBI believes he worked for her because she was on the Senate Intelligence Committee:

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Likely "On the Radar" of the FBI and Intelligence community for some time, but there's no sense in biting the hand that feeds you. Besides, the Russians are the real enemy, not the Chinese:

WAPO, March 12, 2014

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D, Calif.) made waves Tuesday when she publicly accused the Central Intelligence Agency of spying on Senate computers in an alleged attempt to thwart her committee's investigation into Bush era interrogation and detention practices. The senator even suggested that the agency had violated the Constitution and federal law.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 2:26 Comments || Top||

#2  20 years; He will probably get a pension.

There is some irony that she sits on Senate Intelligence but some how the spy never got any secrets. If only she was a Republican would any evidence exist.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/04/2018 4:15 Comments || Top||

#3  The Russians are a paper tiger. China is ten times their size. Russia is getting weaker, China is getting stronger.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/04/2018 5:56 Comments || Top||

#4  You mean the FBI didn't put a mole on the Senator's staff without telling her, for her own protection against foreign collusion interference? /sarc
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2018 6:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Youmean the FBI didn't put a mole on the Senator's staff without telling her, for her own protection against foreign collusion interference?

Carter Page was only 12 years old when this effort kicked off.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 6:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Sadly, she's been the better of our State's Senators her entire career. Not saying much
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2018 8:48 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 08/04/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Sounds like she is running for re-election and the and the Democrat's want someone else.
Posted by: Dale || 08/04/2018 10:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Dale has the truth of it.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/04/2018 11:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Was the spy best friends with Christopher Steele?
Posted by: 3dc || 08/04/2018 12:30 Comments || Top||

#11  https://www.kevindeleon.com/
the Democratic Party-endorsed candidate
Another Progressive/Communist-lite candidate with illegal immigrant family members, rabidly anti-gun, anti ICE, anti Trump, endorsed by the far-left in California....such is the offerings from the People's Republic of Caliphornia
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/04/2018 17:24 Comments || Top||


FBI Fully Redacts All but a Handful of Documents on Christopher Steele
[Breitbart] The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a series of heavy redacted documents Friday revealing almost nothing about its relationship with former British intelligence agent and Trump "pee" dossier author Christopher Steele.

The 71 pages of FBI documents, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Judicial Watch, corroborate previous reports indicating Steele was a"Confidential Human Source" (CHS) for the bureau, though the forms themselves do not explicitly name him.

The documents confirm the FBI severed ties with the former British intelligence agent following an unauthorized media disclosure.

The first page of the FBI packet, an FD-1040a form, reveals the bureau concluded Steele was "not suitable" to function as an informant and sent a "deactivation" notice to him. Steele "acknowledged receipt" about the bureau’s move to end their relationship on November 1, 2016 ‐ just days before the U.S. presidential election. The apparent cause, as stated in both the first and the penultimate documents, reads: "CHS confirmed to an outside third party that CHS has a confidential relationship with the FBI."

"[H]andling agent advised CHS that the nature of the relationship between the FBI and CHS would change completely and that it was unlikely that the FBI would continue a relationship with the CHS," the document reads. "Additionally, handling agent advised that CHS was not to operate to obtain any intelligence on behalf of the FBI."

The final document says Steele was "verbally admonished" for an unspecified cause.

Aside from these three forms, virtually every other page is blanked out entirely. The FBI redacts information regarding their payment agreements, key dates of remittance, and the duration of Steele’s relationship with the Bureau.

Related: Daily Caller - JUST RELEASED: HERE’S WHAT THE FBI IS HIDING ABOUT CHRISTOPHER STEELE
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 01:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The documents confirm the FBI severed ties with the former British intelligence agent following an unauthorized media disclosure.

Followed by:

The final document says Steele was "verbally admonished" for an unspecified cause.

What are your questions ?


Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 1:07 Comments || Top||

#2  The final document says Steele was "verbally admonished" for an unspecified cause.


"You naughty spy person! Cardinal Biggles, get me the comfy chair!"
Posted by: charger || 08/04/2018 13:41 Comments || Top||

#3  A foreign agent paid by the Comey Coup FBI. Wasn't he on the MI-6 Russian desk?

Remember Burg reporting on Steele going into hiding after his name went public?
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/04/2018 21:04 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Dem candidate Scott Wallace funded population control groups fighting "irresponsible breeding" (#PA01)
h/t Instapundit
The campaign of Scott Wallace, the Democratic candidate in PA-01, took a big hit in May 2018, just after he won the primary, when it was revealed that the Wallace Foundation, which he headed, funded the worst-of-the-worst anti-Israel pro-BDS groups.

...Wallace has for many years been at the helm of the Wallace Global Fund, his family’s nonprofit foundation, which has given more than $7 million in the last two decades to groups that advocate state-sponsored population control, including China-style limits on the number of children families are allowed to have.

One of these outfits, Population Connected, founded as Zero Population Growth in 1968, had this to say in a lovely brochure for new members:

We advocate: 1. That no responsible family should have more than two children. Any family wanting to care for more than two children should adopt further children. Adopting children does not increase the population. 2. All methods of birth control, including legalized abortion, should be freely available ‐ and at no cost in poverty cases. 3. Irresponsible people who have more than two children should be taxed to the hilt for the privilege of irresponsible breeding. [Population Connected]

"Irresponsible breeding!"
Is it just me, or there is a common thread here?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2018 05:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I believe Sarah Jeong's recent statements may provide some specificity.

Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  So, the New York Times first has to apologize for lack of integrity; now, it appears it is entering the world of tabloid journalism and click bait. Sick.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/04/2018 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  IowaHawk: "Seoul on Ice"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2018 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Exactly the sort of enlightened leadership we have come to expect from our permanent ruling class.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/04/2018 14:18 Comments || Top||

#5  PeeAye has a history of this. Look up Peter Kostmayer.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2018 14:52 Comments || Top||


Teachers' Unions Plan to Become ‘More Political, Not Less Political'
h/t Instapundit
In a landmark First Amendment decision, the Supreme Court ruled earlier this summer in Janus v. AFSCME that states cannot require public employees to pay "agency fees" to unions. Prior to the decision, in 22 states, public employees who chose not to join a union could still be required to pay these fees ‐ somewhat less than full dues ‐ for union services. Some have suggested that unions might temper their left-wing politics in response to the decision, in the hopes of wooing potential members put off by union politics.

For unions, the stakes could hardly be higher. Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, warns that surveys show "many [teachers] see dues as too high" and "political activity as too leftist"; she also notes that "only half of all teachers voted for Hillary Clinton." Internal documents from the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, anticipate that the union will lose a whopping 300,000 members. Things look even bleaker for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the nation’s other major teachers’ union, which has 15 of its 22 largest state affiliates in former agency-fee states ‐ and already had fewer than half its members paying full dues.

By happenstance, both unions held their big national conventions in July, providing a chance to scour the tea leaves for subtle hints as to how the unions might woo reluctant members, especially the hefty share who take issue with the leftist bent that has characterized the unions in recent decades.

...It turns out that the tea leaves weren’t that hard to read, after all. At the NEA’s annual convention and representative assembly in Minneapolis, things kicked off on day one with Parkland survivor and woke gun-control activist David Hogg joining NEA president Lily Eskelsen García on stage to exhort the cheering throng, "There’s nothing more powerful in America than a pissed-off teacher." The NEA also made time to award its Human and Civil Rights Award ‐ given to those who have "demonstrated remarkable courage and conviction to stand up for racial and social justice" ‐ to recipients including First Lady Michelle Obama and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The NEA adopted 122 total New Business Items, including commitments to promote the Black Lives Matter Week of Action (including supporting BLM’s demand that "ethnic studies be taught in pre-K-12 schools"), to support "a strategy postponing confirmation of a Supreme Court justice until after the mid-term election," and to encourage teachers to assign readings that "describe and deconstruct the systemic proliferation of a White supremacy culture and its constituent elements of White privilege and institutional racism." The NEA also promised to respond "in support of and in solidarity with immigrant families who are separated, incarcerated, or refused their legal right to request asylum due to the heartless, racist, and discriminatory zero-tolerance policies of the Trump administration."

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2018 04:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like Trump should offer homeschoolers a tax credit.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/04/2018 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like Trump should offer homeschoolers a tax credit.

A well deserved white oak, GP Large tent stake through the heart of the so-called Teachers' Union.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  nation-wide Charter School creation
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2018 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  The NEA - now there's a 'tits on a bull' useless agency. Get rid of it.
Posted by: Raj || 08/04/2018 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  NEA is a union which any set of idiots is free to have and belong to. Dept. of Education and National Endowment for the Arts? Shut 'em down...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2018 9:46 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ My bad - I was thinking about the Dept. of Education, and how it was created (Carter agreed to do that in exchange for the NEA's support for him in the 1976 election). That's how I first got interested in politics.
Posted by: Raj || 08/04/2018 11:04 Comments || Top||

#7  "More political"--how will we be able to tell the difference?
Posted by: Tom || 08/04/2018 12:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Exactly Tom. The current teachers unions aren't exactly known for staying on the sidelines.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/04/2018 12:22 Comments || Top||

#9  So the non-political teachers will stop paying fees, school districts will stop automatically withholding fees for them to funnel directly to the unions, and the rump membership will make their significantly reduced funding work much harder to produce political results... generating more ill will from potential members who see them ignoring local contract negotiations to purchase participation in the political arena.

A double win for the anti-unionists — in both the short- and mid-term.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2018 13:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Possibly even a virtuous cycle.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2018 13:36 Comments || Top||

#11  #1 Sounds like Trump should offer homeschoolers a tax credit.

McConnell and Ryan will nip that right in the bud.

Go to

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6470/text

and scroll to Title III for what Paulie NoNuts is proposing to spend directly on "education".
Posted by: charger || 08/04/2018 13:55 Comments || Top||

#12  This Educational system is not designed for the Children. It is designed for that GODDAMN Worthless GUnion.

Burn the whole Prussian piece of shit system down and start again from scratch.

There is no excuse for the ignorance coming out of the K-12 systems today.

They leave high school dumber than when they came out of the Womb. Only to attend the Marxist Madrassahs of the Aholio College system.

It has never been so crazy...
and Criminal.
Posted by: newc || 08/04/2018 15:21 Comments || Top||


Sen. Cory Booker Pictured With Anti-Israel Radicals, Holds Sign Calling for Elimination of Security Borders in Israel
[Free Beacon] New Jersey senator Cory Booker (D.) was pictured on Friday afternoon at the liberal Netroots Nation conference holding a sign calling for the removal of security borders in Israel, a policy proposal from a radical anti-Israel group with financial ties to terrorist groups.

Booker, standing next to radical activists from the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, is holding a sign that says, "From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go," a slogan used by the group in its call for the removal of Israeli security barriers used to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks.

The picture of Booker was posted by the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a radical activist group that supports anti-Israel campaigns such as the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement and was recently found to be financially tied to designated terrorist groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

"Excited to be here at Netroots Nation talking with progressives like Sen. Cory Booker about our shared commitment to freedom, justice, and equality for all people," the group wrote.

Booker's senate office did not initially respond to an inquiry on the picture and whether he believes security barriers that prevent terrorists based in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from entering Israel should be removed, but after publication sent a statement claiming the New Jersey senator didn't know what was written on the sign he was holding.

Related: Washington Examiner - Booker pleads ignorance.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2018 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Knock me over with a feather.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2018 4:57 Comments || Top||

#2  T-Bone to the white (powder) ot black (tar) courtesy phone please...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

#3  And yet, if nominated, he will still receive at least 85% of the Jewish vote.
Posted by: charger || 08/04/2018 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  This idiot naif also wants to be President.
Posted by: newc || 08/04/2018 16:11 Comments || Top||


NRA in Deep Trouble, NY AG blocking banking/insurance links
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah... rolling stone breaking this "story".
Maybe the NY chapter is in trouble but the full NRA I doubt is in serious trouble unless proved otherwise.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/04/2018 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  According to Instapundit, this is fake news
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2018 5:40 Comments || Top||

#3  If you're pleading economic damages from Andy's illegal policies, it's better to appear poor
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2018 8:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Partly Fake News, the NRA wanted to establish a specialized insurance for CCW members and (apparently) the State of NY went into full pogrom mode and tried to stop *all* of the NRA's other dealings with insurance/banking industries -- hence the lawsuit.
Posted by: magpie || 08/04/2018 11:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Weaponized state government to pursue unlimited lawfare against the Second Amendment, targeting the people's constitutional rights with the peoples unelected, taxpayer-funded government.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/04/2018 14:02 Comments || Top||

#6  The CCW insurance thing is a mixed bag at best. Better to read the tiny print and buy the correct PCAT from a regular insurer. CCW insurance says "I plan to shoot someone."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2018 18:13 Comments || Top||

#7  I've not seen anything about this through the NRA. Until proven otherwise, I'm going to call B.S.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/04/2018 19:15 Comments || Top||



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Sat 2018-08-04
  Death Toll Rises To 30 In Bombings On Paktia Mosque
Fri 2018-08-03
  Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
Thu 2018-08-02
  Egypt police kill five members of terrorist group Hasm in Nile Delta shootout
Wed 2018-08-01
  Man arrested after suspected homemade explosive device found at Vereeniging, South Africa mosque
Tue 2018-07-31
  It was terrorism: Iran denies any role in deadly Tajikistan attack
Mon 2018-07-30
  2 killed in Gaza blast during attempted launch of projectile toward Israel
Sun 2018-07-29
  Duterte invites the Abu Sayyaf to peace talks
Sat 2018-07-28
  Police enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, clash with worshipers in Temple Mount riots
Fri 2018-07-27
  Imran to be next PM
Thu 2018-07-26
  Houthis send missiles at tankers transiting from the Red Sea
Wed 2018-07-25
  Russian Air Force launches more than 40 airstrikes over southwest Syria
Tue 2018-07-24
  2 Syrian missiles with half-ton warheads trigger Israel's anti-missile system
Mon 2018-07-23
  Several dead in Kabul suicide blast as exiled VP Dostum returns
Sun 2018-07-22
  Iraq protests death toll reaches 11 amid ongoing popular unrest
Sat 2018-07-21
  Rebels handover more towns to ISIS in southwest Syria

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